ABC/Randy HolmesJamie Foxx is denying accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2002.
After a woman reported the 16-year-old incident last week to Las Vegas police, Foxx’s attorney said the accusation is “bogus,” and “absurd.”
“Jamie Foxx emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred, and he will be filing a report with the Las Vegas Police Department against the woman for filing a false police report against him,” his lawyer said in a statement to People.com.
According to People, Las Vegas police issued this statement about the report:
“On June 8, 2018 a female victim came to the LVMPD and alleged that a sexual assault occurred in the Las Vegas area in 2002 and named Jamie Foxx as the suspect. A report was taken and the incident will be investigated. Due to the nature of the crime, no further details can be released.”
Foxx’s lawyer said, “The first time Mr. Foxx became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred sixteen years ago was when TMZ contacted his representatives…about this story.”
“The alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last sixteen years until last Friday because the incident never happened,” the attorney’s statement continues. “We consider it to be extraordinarily reckless for any publication to publish this bogus story.”
According to TMZ, the accuser told police the incident occurred at a party at Foxx’s home in Vegas. She claims that when she refused to perform a sex act on him, he sexually assaulted her.
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